Oddly enough, even though WVU won, I reversed my opinion on the guy. I can't see him playing in the league. He looked about 6'5 on that court next to Dodson, Liggins, and Miller, so nobody give me the 6'7 mumbo jumbo.
He isn't that good a 3 point shooter, and that's all he would be able to do in the NBA. He would have to play shooting guard, and is just 2 steps too slow and has no lift. He isn't even that good a ball handler. Against the press, he deferred to Ebanks to bring it up. That was dissapointing to me, I thought when Mazzulla fouled out he would step up and be a senior. Instead, he let an even taller Sophomore teammate do something for the first time against the favorite to win the title. I know they won, but in the eyes of NBA draft people I think Da'sean lost a little bit.
Like the kid, so this isn't a diss, and I hope he is a star in Europe, but I can't imagine he plays in the nba for long. He might get drafted though.
Really, deferring to a teammate tall enough and long enough to see over traps is a negative for you?
You watched him play vs the BEST defense in the nation. If Wall played vs Kentucky defense, he'd get shut down too. 35% 3pt shooter. Clutch.. Mature.. Hard working and loves to be coached. Great heart and hustle.. I bet if someone paid him $8 an hour to be a basketball player or $20 an our as some sort of engineer, he'd choose to play basketball instead.. He absolutely LOVES the game.
I like Butler off the bench in the NBA. He should not be a top 20 pick tho.
Deffering to Ebanks specifically is a negative to me yes. Bottom line thats a gut call, he will get it up better than me. Ebanks is a very shaky handler, couldnt even dunk in the wide open court. Butler is a senior and didn't want any part of that trap.
That said, I wanted Kentucky to lose sooo bad and after Mazzulla fouled out, I've never in my life seen a team that made me so nervous handling the ball. I couldnt breathe till they got fouled every possesion. They wouldn't have survived another minute on the clock like that.
i see that as a good thing. if he is in the leauge do you really think hes gonna be a number 1,2 or 3 option?..meaning he will be defering alot. and i doubt hes gonna see a bunch of traps either. all he would have to do is come in and play his role like most guys coming off the bench. i dont see why he wont do that. alot of people think just because a guy is drafted then he will have to play the same role in the nba as he does in college. he wont have to score alot or take over games. just go in there hit some open shots not make too many mistakes
The Kid can play in the League, he won't be a star but he has great intangibles. He reminds of a Raja Bell/ Keith Bogans caliber player. He doesn't wow you but he just makes the big shots and right plays.
i like the keith bogans one. i think he can have the same type of role...i wanna say another guy but i cant remember his name... he played at boston college and is with phx now i think and someone put a funny video up talking about he has the best hands ever